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Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Saginaw County

Index to Locations

  • Albee Township St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Bridgeport Bridgeport Cemetery
  • Bridgeport Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Carrollton Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Chesaning Wildwood Cemetery
  • Saginaw Unknown location
  • Saginaw Brady Hill Cemetery
  • Saginaw Calvary Cemetery
  • Saginaw Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Saginaw Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Saginaw Oakwood Cemetery
  • Saginaw Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum
  • Saginaw Roselawn Memorial Gardens
  • Saginaw St. Andrew's Cemetery
  • Thomas Township Owen Cemetery


    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Birch Run Road
    Albee Township, Saginaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald Joseph Albosta (1925-2014) — also known as Donald J. Albosta; Don Albosta — of St. Charles, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 5, 1925. Democrat. Farmer; Saginaw County Commissioner, 1971-74; member of Michigan state house of representatives 86th District, 1975-76; U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1979-85; defeated, 1976, 1984, 1986. Died in St. Charles, Saginaw County, Mich., December 18, 2014 (age 89 years, 13 days). Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Paul Albosta and Laura (Bennet) Albosta; married, February 10, 1951, to Dorothy Ankoviak.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bridgeport Cemetery
    Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Ferdinand Brucker (1858-1904) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Mich., January 8, 1858. Democrat. Probate judge in Michigan, 1888-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1896; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1897-99; defeated, 1898. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., March 3, 1904 (age 46 years, 55 days). Interment at Bridgeport Cemetery.
      Relatives: Father of Wilber Marion Brucker; grandfather of Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. (1924?-).
      Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Noah H. Beach (1788-1866) — of Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Whiting, Addison County, Vt., October 3, 1788. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County, 1843; member of Michigan state senate 6th District, 1850-52. Died in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Mich., May 23, 1866 (age 77 years, 232 days). Interment at Bridgeport Cemetery.


    Pine Grove Cemetery
    Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Dennis Bow (1829-1900) — of Bridgeport Township, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Penobscot County, Maine, April 18, 1829. Democrat. Farmer; supervisor of Bridgeport Township, Michigan, 1868-69, 1870-72. Died February 26, 1900 (age 70 years, 314 days). Interment at Pine Grove Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Edmund B. Bow and Elizabeth (Haskell) Bow; married, June 1, 1850, to Ellen Dupaw (1831-1857); married, October 28, 1858, to Arloa D. Andrews (died 1861); married, December 18, 1862, to Mattie S. Cone.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Bethlehem Cemetery
    Carrollton, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      John Baird (1860-1934) — of Zilwaukee, Saginaw County, Mich.; Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Quebec, February 11, 1860. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; salt industry; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1895-96; defeated, 1896, 1897; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1901-06; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1907-08; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1911-17; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912. Member, Elks; Foresters. Died in Zilwaukee, Saginaw County, Mich., November 9, 1934 (age 74 years, 271 days). Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Robert Baird and Bridget (Joy) Baird; married 1881 to Ann Grifford (died 1922).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Wildwood Cemetery
    Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles W. Cheeney (1873-1956) — of Chesaning, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in St. Johns, Clinton County, Mich., May 4, 1873. Republican. Lawyer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1929-32; defeated, 1932, 1934. Died in Chesaning, Saginaw County, Mich., April 23, 1956 (age 82 years, 355 days). Interment at Wildwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Merta Pray (died 1933); married 1940 to Maurine Jones (1893-1957).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Unknown Location
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    David H. Jerome David Howell Jerome (1829-1896) — also known as David H. Jerome — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., November 17, 1829. Republican. Merchant; member of Michigan state senate, 1863-68 (27th District 1863-66, 26th District 1867-68); alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1868; member of Michigan state constitutional commission 8th District, 1873; Governor of Michigan, 1881-82; defeated, 1882. Episcopalian. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 23, 1896 (age 66 years, 158 days). Interment somewhere.
      Relatives: Son of Horace Jerome (died 1831) and Elizabeth Rose (Hart) Jerome; married, June 15, 1859, to Lucy Peck; father of Thomas Spencer Jerome (1864-1914).
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Washtenaw County (1891)


    Brady Hill Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Peck (1818-1905) — also known as George W. Peck — of Brighton, Livingston County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 4, 1818. Democrat. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Livingston County, 1846-47; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1847; secretary of state of Michigan, 1848-50; postmaster at Lansing, Mich., 1848-49; U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1855-57; defeated, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1856, 1860; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1864; mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1867. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 30, 1905 (age 87 years, 26 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Henry Melville Youmans (1832-1920) — also known as Henry M. Youmans — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Otsego, Otsego County, N.Y., May 15, 1832. Democrat. Lumber manufacturer; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1886-88; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1891-93; defeated, 1892, 1902; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1897-98. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., July 8, 1920 (age 88 years, 54 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Hilem F. Paddock (1871-1922) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., November 10, 1871. Saginaw County Treasurer; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1915-19; resigned 1919. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Elks; Moose; Odd Fellows. Died, from gastritis, in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 2, 1922 (age 51 years, 22 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Charles H. Paddock and Helen R. Paddock; married, March 12, 1896, to Ella Mae Sager (1872-1951).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Dolbeer Mershon (1872-1955) — also known as John D. Mershon — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 16, 1872. Democrat. Lumber business; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee); postmaster at Saginaw, Mich., 1933-48 (acting, 1933-34). Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., July 5, 1955 (age 82 years, 323 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John Henry Mershon (1834-1872) and Sarah Elvira (Dolbeer) Mershon (1836-1915); brother of Evelyn Smith Mershon (1870-1960); first cousin of William Butts Mershon.
      Political family: Mershon family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      De Witt Clinton Gage (1820-1887) — also known as De Witt C. Gage — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Bellona, Yates County, N.Y., August 29, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; postmaster at East Saginaw, Mich., 1861-66; circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1880-81; appointed 1880. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 1, 1887 (age 66 years, 337 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: DeWitt Clinton
      Relatives: Son of Martin Gage (1790-1841) and Abigail (Rockwell) Gage (1791-1875); married to Catharine A. Glover (1819-1882; died by suicide); father of Henry Tifft Gage (1852-1924).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Evelyn Smith Mershon (1870-1960) — also known as Evelyn S. Mershon — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., July 27, 1870. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924, 1932, 1936; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1929; candidate for Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1930. Female. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 18, 1960 (age 89 years, 266 days). Interment at Brady Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Daughter of John Henry Mershon (1834-1872) and Sarah Elvira (Dolbeer) Mershon (1836-1915); sister of John Dolbeer Mershon (1872-1955); first cousin of William Butts Mershon.
      Political family: Mershon family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      John Fletcher Driggs (1813-1877) — also known as John F. Driggs — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., March 8, 1813. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County, 1859-60; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1863-69; defeated, 1870. Injured by a fall on the ice in the winter of 1875-76, as a result of which he died, in East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich., December 17, 1877 (age 64 years, 284 days). Original interment at Brady Hill Cemetery; reinterment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Calvary Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Founded 1868
    Politicians buried here:
      Timothy Edward Tarsney (1849-1909) — also known as Timothy E. Tarsney — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Ransom, Hillsdale County, Mich., February 4, 1849. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1884; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1885-89; defeated, 1880, 1888. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 8, 1909 (age 60 years, 124 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Brother of John Charles Tarsney, Mary E. Tarsney (who married Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock) and Anna Elizabeth Tarsney (who married George William Weadock); uncle of George Leo Weadock (1881-1932); granduncle of George William Weadock II.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      George William Weadock (1853-1937) — also known as George W. Weadock — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, November 6, 1853. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1890-92; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1929; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1932. Catholic. Member, Rotary; Elks; American Bar Association; Knights of Columbus. Died in St. Mary's Hospital, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., December 4, 1937 (age 84 years, 28 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lewis Weadock and Mary (Cullen) Weadock; brother of Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock; married, September 16, 1878, to Anna Elizabeth Tarsney (died 1893; sister of John Charles Tarsney and Timothy Edward Tarsney); married, April 14, 1896, to Mary Grace McTavish; father of George Leo Weadock (1881-1932); grandfather of George William Weadock II.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      Grace Mary Weadock (1864-1947) — also known as Mary Grace McTavish — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in 1864. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1928. Female. Catholic. Died in 1947 (age about 83 years). Interment at Calvary Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 14, 1896, to George William Weadock (brother of Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock (1850-1938)); step-mother of George Leo Weadock.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.


    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Aaron T. Bliss Aaron Thomas Bliss (1837-1906) — also known as Aaron T. Bliss — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Peterboro, Madison County, N.Y., May 22, 1837. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lumber business; member of Michigan state senate 24th District, 1883; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1889-91; defeated, 1890; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892; Governor of Michigan, 1901-04. Methodist. Member, Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis., September 16, 1906 (age 69 years, 117 days). Entombed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Bliss (1803-1875) and Anna M. (Chaffee) Bliss (1807-1876); brother of Lyman Warren Bliss (1836-1907); married, March 31, 1868, to Allaseba Morey Phelps (1835-1918); third cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
      Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
      Bird J. Vincent (1880-1931) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Brandon Township, Oakland County, Mich., March 6, 1880. Republican. Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1915-17; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1923-31; died in office 1931. Died, from heart disease, aboard ship, the naval transport Henderson en route from Hawaii to San Francisco, in the North Pacific Ocean, July 18, 1931 (age 51 years, 134 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to L. Maud Hinds.
      Cross-reference: Willard J. Nash
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Fletcher Driggs (1813-1877) — also known as John F. Driggs — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., March 8, 1813. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County, 1859-60; U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1863-69; defeated, 1870. Injured by a fall on the ice in the winter of 1875-76, as a result of which he died, in East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich., December 17, 1877 (age 64 years, 284 days). Original interment at Brady Hill Cemetery; reinterment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
    William S. Linton William Seelye Linton (1856-1927) — also known as William S. Linton — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in St. Clair, St. Clair County, Mich., February 4, 1856. Republican. Lumber business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1887-88; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1890; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1892-94; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1893-97; defeated, 1896; postmaster at Saginaw, Mich., 1898-1914; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1914. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Maccabees; Foresters. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., November 22, 1927 (age 71 years, 291 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, April 11, 1878, to Ida M. Lowry (1856-1942).
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
      William B. Baum (1856-1947) — also known as Billy Baum — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Frankenmuth, Saginaw County, Mich., January 23, 1856. Democrat. Hotel-keeper; insurance agent; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1888-89; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1893-94; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1896-1904, 1906-08; defeated, 1915; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1904. German ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons; Maccabees; Foresters. Died, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., October 23, 1947 (age 91 years, 273 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Martin B. Baum (1834-1890) and Katherina Baum (1835-1901); married, January 12, 1882, to Maria 'Mary' Schneckenberger (1855-1923); married 1924 to Nellie J. Moore.
      George Phoenix (1854-1933) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Ontario, 1854. Mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1931-33; died in office 1933. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., 1933 (age about 79 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
    William L. Webber William L. Webber (1825-1901) — of Milford, Oakland County, Mich.; East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Ogden, Monroe County, N.Y., July 19, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; Saginaw County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1854-56; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney; land commissioner and general solicitor, Flint and Pere Marquette Railway, 1870-85; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1873-74; member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1875; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1876 (delegation chair); candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1876. Member, Freemasons; Royal Arch Masons; Knights Templar; Odd Fellows. Died October 15, 1901 (age 76 years, 88 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of James S. Webber (1800-1882) and Phoebe (Smith) Webber (died 1845); married 1849 to Nancy M. Whithington.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Saginaw and Bay counties (1892)
      Wellington R. Burt (1831-1919) — also known as "The Lone Pine of Michigan" — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Pike, Wyoming County, N.Y., August 26, 1831. Lumber and timber business; railroad builder; mayor of East Saginaw, Mich., 1867-68; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1872, 1880; Fusion candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1888; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1893-94; defeated (Democratic), 1904, 1908; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1900; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1900, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Democratic candidate for University of Michigan board of regents, 1903; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1907-08. Died, from stomach trouble, in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., March 2, 1919 (age 87 years, 188 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Luther Burt.
      The community of Burt, Michigan, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      William Butts Mershon (1856-1943) — also known as William B. Mershon — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., January 16, 1856. Democrat. Lumber business; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1895-96; member of Michigan Gold Democratic State Central Committee, 1899. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., July 12, 1943 (age 87 years, 177 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Augustus Hall Mershon (1827-1885) and Helen D. (Johnson) Mershon (1831-1920); married to Catherine Calista Morse (1859-1945); first cousin of Evelyn Smith Mershon and John Dolbeer Mershon (1872-1955).
      Political family: Mershon family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Emory Townsend (c.1858-1933) — of Michigan. Born about 1858. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1926. Died in 1933 (age about 75 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Joseph D. Frost (1888-1980) — of Michigan. Born February 9, 1888. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1927; candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1932. Died July 17, 1980 (age 92 years, 159 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Chauncey H. Gage (1840-1909) — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich.; Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born July 17, 1840. Lawyer; circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1882-93, 1906-09; died in office 1909. Died, from heart failure, in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 7, 1909 (age 68 years, 264 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Morgan Lewis Gage (1807?-1876) and Amy (Coffin) Gage; married 1864 to Mary Mildred Smith; married 1874 to Isabella Peck.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      John Leidlein (b. 1864) — of Buena Vista Township, Saginaw County, Mich.; Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Buena Vista Township, Saginaw County, Mich., September 3, 1864. Democrat. Farmer; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1899-1900, 1911-12, 1933-34; defeated, 1900, 1902; Saginaw County Register of Deeds, 1913-17. German ancestry. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Henry Croll, Jr. (1875-1944) — of Beaverton, Gladwin County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 22, 1875. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Clare District, 1913-20. German ancestry. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., April 6, 1944 (age 68 years, 350 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1896 to Bessie L. Thomson (died 1930); married 1933 to Jessie Holt.
      Morgan Lewis Gage (c.1807-1876) — also known as Morgan L. Gage — of East Saginaw (now part of Saginaw), Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Michigan, about 1807. Whig. Postmaster at East Saginaw, Mich., 1852-53; served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Saginaw County, Mich., April 5, 1876 (age about 69 years). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Morgan Lewis
      Relatives: Son of Abigail (Gates) Gage (1775-1840) and Daniel David Gage (1777-1819); married 1838 to Amy Coffin (1814-1892); father of Chauncey H. Gage (1840-1909).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Max Radin (1880-1950) — of Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Kempen, Poland, March 29, 1880. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Bar Association; American Association of University Professors. Died, from an intestinal obstruction, in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., June 22, 1950 (age 70 years, 85 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Rabbi Adolph Moses Radin (1848-1909) and Johanna (Theodor) Radin; married, July 2, 1909, to Rose Jaffe (1889-1918); married, June 30, 1922, to Dorothea Prall (1889-1948; sister-in-law of Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941; novelist)).


    Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      William M. Daly (1915-1989) — of Saginaw County, Mich. Born January 9, 1915. Democratic candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1958, 1960; candidate in Republican primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1961; candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state senate, 1962 (22nd District), 1964 (34th District); candidate in Republican primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1968. Died July 17, 1989 (age 74 years, 189 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      George Leo Weadock (1881-1932) — also known as G. Leo Weadock — of Michigan. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., February 9, 1881. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1913-14; defeated, 1914. Catholic. Member, Knights of Columbus. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., May 7, 1932 (age 51 years, 88 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Step-son of Grace Mary Weadock (1864-1947); son of George William Weadock and Anna Elizabeth (Tarsney) Weadock; father of George William Weadock II; nephew of John Charles Tarsney, Timothy Edward Tarsney and Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      George William Weadock II (1908-1971) — also known as George W. Weadock II — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., September 30, 1908. Democrat. Insurance business; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1937-38; defeated, 1938. Died September 17, 1971 (age 62 years, 352 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of George Leo Weadock (1881-1932); grandson of George William Weadock; grandnephew of John Charles Tarsney, Timothy Edward Tarsney and Thomas Addis Emmet Weadock.
      Political family: Weadock-Tarsney family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      Henry Jacob Gaudreau (d. 1959) — also known as Henry J. Gaudreau — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944. Died November 9, 1959. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


    Oakwood Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Lyman Warren Bliss (1836-1907) — also known as Lyman W. Bliss; "Doctor Joy" — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Peterboro, Madison County, N.Y., July 12, 1836. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; physician; lumber business; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1879-81, 1888-89; defeated, 1890. Died in a hospital at San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., February 19, 1907 (age 70 years, 222 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lyman Bliss (1803-1875) and Anna M. (Chaffee) Bliss (1807-1876); brother of Aaron Thomas Bliss (1837-1906); married, July 27, 1858, to Mary Jerome (1838-1872); married, September 18, 1877, to Harriett (Granger) Miller (died 1887); married, November 2, 1892, to May Cummiskey; third cousin of Frank Dickinson Blodgett.
      Political family: Blodgett-Whedon family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
      Alfred Franklin Rice Braley (1827-1880) — also known as Alfred F. R. Braley — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Albion, Orleans County, N.Y., October 20, 1827. Mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1867-70. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 6, 1880 (age 52 years, 291 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married to Jennie Anderson (1833-1917).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Charles L. Benjamin (1841-1909) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Oakland County, Mich., May 13, 1841. Undertaker; mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1884-86. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., November 19, 1909 (age 68 years, 190 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John M. Benjamin and Anna Benjamin; married, November 16, 1862, to Alice Susan Coney.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Robert Ure (1823-1891) — of Saginaw Township, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., February 7, 1823. Farmer; insurance business; supervisor of Saginaw Township, Michigan, 1865-66, 1870-71. Scottish ancestry. Died December 11, 1891 (age 68 years, 307 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Andrew Ure (1778-1857) and Agnes (Gardner) Ure (1801-1880); brother of John Ure (1833?-?).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Willard James Nash (1879-1971) — also known as Willard J. Nash — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Gaines, Genesee County, Mich., May 28, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Bird J. Vincent; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1913-14; defeated, 1914; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932; candidate for circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1935. Methodist. Member, United Commercial Travelers; Maccabees; Freemasons; Shriners; Order of the Eastern Star. Died in Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Mich., October 11, 1971 (age 92 years, 136 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Franklin J. Nash and Rose (Albertson) Nash; married, June 24, 1908, to Donna B. MacLachlan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum
    5950 Gratiot Road
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Ernest A. Snow Ernest Albert Snow (1875-1927) — also known as Ernest A. Snow — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Hanover, Jackson County, Mich., April 15, 1875. Republican. Delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention 22nd District, 1907-08; circuit judge in Michigan 10th Circuit, 1918-25; resigned 1925; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1926-27; appointed 1926; died in office 1927. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Moose; Elks. Died in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., October 20, 1927 (age 52 years, 188 days). Interment at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Eugene Snow and Julia Snow; married, October 10, 1900, to Jane 'Jennie' Frazee.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1927
      Frank Albert Picard (1889-1963) — also known as Frank A. Picard — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., October 19, 1889. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932 (alternate), 1936; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Saginaw County 1st District, 1933; candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1934; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1939. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., February 28, 1963 (age 73 years, 132 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
      Burnett James Abbott (1894-1953) — also known as Burnett J. Abbott — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Champion, Marquette County, Mich., March 30, 1894. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1928; candidate for secretary of state of Michigan, 1930, 1932; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1948. Died, in University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., May 22, 1953 (age 59 years, 53 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Archibald 'Archie' Abbott (1861-1944) and Nancy (Rice) Abbott (1862-1942); married, July 27, 1916, to Louella A. Gill.
      William A. Hemmer (1887-1956) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born May 14, 1887. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1940; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1944. Died June 27, 1956 (age 69 years, 44 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
    Clarence F. Graebner Clarence F. Graebner (1899-1967) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., October 13, 1899. Republican. Insurance business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1947-54; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1955-62. Lutheran. German ancestry. Died in Torrance, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 23, 1967 (age 67 years, 133 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Henry J. P. Graebner (1865-1957) and Caroline (Friedlein) Graebner (1866-1950); married, June 7, 1922, to Marguerite Smith (1898-1991); father of Clarence F. Graebner.
      Political family: Graebner family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
      Henry J. P. Graebner (1865-1957) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Frankentrost, Saginaw County, Mich., December 2, 1865. Republican. Grocer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1939-46. Died in Saginaw County, Mich., February 3, 1957 (age 91 years, 63 days). Entombed at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum.
      Relatives: Son of Regina Margaretha (Neidhardt) Graebner (1834-1925) and Casper Benjamin Graebner (1837-1928); married, June 30, 1889, to Caroline E. Friedlein (1866-1950); father of Clarence F. Graebner (1899-1967); grandfather of Clarence F. Graebner (1923-2008).
      Political family: Graebner family of Saginaw, Michigan.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
      Donald W. Gilbert (1900-1987) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Cressey, Barry County, Mich., September 5, 1900. Republican. Lawyer; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1945-46; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1951-54; candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 22nd Senatorial District, 1961. Congregationalist. Member, Elks; American Bar Association. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 1, 1987 (age 86 years, 208 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Ellen Bernice McComb (1903-1996).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial
      Duncan Howard Pyscher, Sr. (1917-1982) — also known as Duncan H. Pyscher — of Michigan. Born in Birch Run, Saginaw County, Mich., April 2, 1917. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1958; Prohibition candidate for Wayne State University board of governors, 1959. Died of cancer, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., April 15, 1982 (age 65 years, 13 days). Interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
      Relatives: Married to Beulah E. Burleson (1923-2007).
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


    St. Andrew's Cemetery
    Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan
    Politicians buried here:
    Joseph W. Fordney Joseph Warren Fordney (1853-1932) — also known as Joseph W. Fordney — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Blackford County, Ind., November 5, 1853. Republican. U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1899-1923; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908, 1924, 1928. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., January 8, 1932 (age 78 years, 64 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of John S. Fordney (1808-1877) and Achsah (Cotton) Fordney (1813-1870); married, November 23, 1872, to Cathern Harren (1854-1932); grandfather of Amy McGregor Fordney (1919-1992; who married George James Burke, Jr. (1914-1971)).
      Political family: Fordney-Burke family of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      Image source: Munsey's Magazine, June 1919
      Michael James Hart (1877-1951) — also known as Michael J. Hart — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Waterloo, Quebec, July 16, 1877. Democrat. School teacher; president, Schemm Brewing Co.; partner and general manager, Hart Brothers bean dealers; farmer; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1931-35; defeated, 1930, 1934, 1936, 1942; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1944; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1940. Member, Moose. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., February 14, 1951 (age 73 years, 213 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Timothy Hart and Catherine Teresa (McGuirk) Hart; married, July 9, 1904, to Zola Hudson; married, February 11, 1924, to Wilma Ruth Slinkard.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      John Philip Schuch (1887-1953) — also known as John P. Schuch — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., August 13, 1887. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; hotelier; Saginaw County Sheriff, 1923-24; candidate for mayor of Saginaw, Mich., 1927; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1943-46; member of Michigan state senate 22nd District, 1947-50; defeated in primary, 1934, 1950. Catholic. Member, American Legion; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., January 31, 1953 (age 65 years, 171 days). Interment at St. Andrew's Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Henry L. Schuch and Catherine R. (Heinrich) Schuch.


    Owen Cemetery
    Thomas Township, Saginaw County, Michigan
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
      Franklin Delano Garrison (1934-2009) — also known as Frank Garrison — of Freeland, Saginaw County, Mich.; Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Delta Township, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., December 28, 1934. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976 (alternate), 1980 (alternate), 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000; member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 1984; president, Michigan AFL-CIO, 1986-99. Member, United Auto Workers; NAACP. Died, in Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., June 17, 2009 (age 74 years, 171 days). Interment at Owen Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: Franklin Roosevelt
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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